Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization.


For the fifth consecutive year '123456' and 'password' remain the most popular worst passwords of the year. Do we never learn?


One month after the annual Transmediale in Berlin, I feel the urge to look back on the experience. It took some time to digest the dense programme, that was divided along four thematic lines: Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share, Anxious to Secure & Anxious to Act. It consisted of over 80 sessions and brought together hundreds of artists, researchers, curators, hackers and designers keen to reflect how the world is transforming under the technological changes that have hit us over the past forty years or more.


Our health data might be the most valuable data ever; therefore creating trustworthy eHealth services is crucial.




After just one day already 15% of the crowdfunding target at Indiegogo had been reached: the Mooltipass, an open-source offline password database.


At the hackers conference eth0 in Leeuwarden was announced that the Dutch government is developing its own open source alternative for Dropbox under the name LocalBox.. The most important difference will be that all documents are stored at loval servers and not in the United States.


Within 'Fix the Internet', Waag researched the state of the social and public Internet in 2014.


With our computers and mobile devices we are generating a huge amount of data, even by just being connected to mobile networks and the internet. Governments and companies are very interested in our data and approriate our data without our explicit consent. One way to raise awareness of the possible technical solutions to protect yourself online is organizing a so-called CryptoParty.


Bits of Freedom, Waag, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Kennisland organized a Masterclass Netpolitics in 2013.


Should we all become hackers? My answer is ‘no’. But if you ask me if we all should develop some hacker mentality, my answer would be ‘yes’, most definitely.


In order to face societal challenges, we need to use the innovation potential of the whole society. Design Thinking and creativity are crucial to the acceptance of innovative applications and technology. It's all about encouraging people to behave sustainably. was an exhibition held in the Oude Kerk (Old Church) of Amsterdam from 15 November - 15 December 2002.